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Florence resigns as Hay Festival director after bullying claim upheld

Hay Festival director Peter Florence has quit after the organisation's board unanimously endorsed an investigation upholding an allegation of bullying made against him. Read more

Bernardine Evaristo to headline inaugural Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

The inaugural Hay Festival Abu Dhabi has unveiled its programme for next month featuring the likes of Booker-winner Bernardine Evaristo and Baillie Gifford Prize-winner Hallie... Read more

Hackers targeted Curtis Brown for months in bid to get hold of The Testaments manuscript

Margaret Atwood’s literary agent Karolina Sutton of Curtis Brown has revealed how the agency was besieged by a “carefully orchestrated” campaign by cyber criminals attempting... Read more

Obituary: Toni Morrison (18/02/1931-05/08/19)

Four publishing industry figures pay tribute to and share their recollections of acclaimed author and the first African-American Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison. Read more

Hay Festival unveils rebrand ahead of line-up announcement

Hay Festival has unveiled a major rebrand ahead of this year’s festival, as director Peter Florence hints the 2019 line-up will have a European feel. ... Read more

Calder and Florence join 2019 Man Booker judging panel

The 2019 Man Booker Prize for Fiction judges have been announced, with book trade heavyweights Peter Florence and Liz Calder on the panel. Read more

Festival directors call for overhaul of visa system

Directors of arts festivals around the UK have asked the government to improve the visa system, warning that artists are now reluctant to accept invitations... Read more

Keyes criticises 'sexist' Wodehouse Prize

Bestselling author Marian Keyes has reportedly accused the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize of sexism after failing to make the shortlist. Read more

Jonathan Godfrey joins Hay Festival board

Hay Festival has appointed Jonathan Godfrey OBE, former principal of Hereford Sixth Form College, to its board of directors. Read more

Pictures of the week

This week, Shirley Hughes and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall celebrated big birthdays while over 50 PRH employees marched for Pride.  Read more

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